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Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, commander of Air Force Reserve Command, sits in in the cockpit before takeoff in a new C-130J Hercules Monday from the Lockheed-Martin facility in Marietta, Ga.  General Bradley helped ferry the Herc from Marietta to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.  The flight took about one hour. Delivering the 'J'

0 12/08
2005
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AFPN) -- Tech. Sgt. Mike Melton competes against another firefighter on the second day of the World Firefighter Combat Challenge. The competition ends Dec. 3. The Travis Team Firefighters are trying to retain their title as world champions. Sergeant Melton is a firefighter assigned to the 349th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew McGovern) Reserve firefighters 'in it to win it'

0 12/02
2005
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Reserve fighters destroy terrorist hideout
Air Force Reserve Command F-16 pilots bombed a booby-trapped house near Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, Nov. 23. Anti-Iraqi forces had attacked Iraqi army soldiers with an improvised explosive device two days earlier. When coalition ground forces secured the area, they discovered the booby-trapped house, which had been used as a terrorist hideout. After an
0 11/29
2005
Trick Pony, Country Music Award winners, join up with Blues Traveler's John Popper to hitch a ride and entertain U.S. troops in Germany, Turkey, a forward-operating base in Southwest Asia, and a final stop at Keflivik, Iceland. From left, Ira Dean, Heidi Newfield, John Popper and Keith Burns bring it all together to tell the troops thanks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken Hackman)
Trick Pony brings season’s greetings to troops
After playing for the troops in Korea earlier this year, country music band Trick Pony is back in the saddle again, slapping leather with Airmen on the other side of the world. They started riding with the Air Force Reserve Nov. 21 to Germany, Turkey and a forward-operating base in Southwest Asia. Their final stop is Keflivik, Iceland, Dec. 2. “We
0 11/29
2005
Technical Sgt. Katheryn Bicker (left) prepares Technical Sgt. Karla Jeremiah-Griffith for her next watch at Ramstein's 435th Contigency Air Staging Facility.  The two shift leaders help wounded troops get home as soon as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Bob Thompson)
Ramstein Reservist helps injured troops get home
"Home for the holidays" is a familiar goal for many military people, but not Tech. Sgt. Katheryn Bicker. This reservist from 944th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, Ariz., is forgoing her own holidays to help others in what she thinks is the true spirit of the season. "I don't think about it being tough," said the shift leader at Ramstein's 435th
0 11/29
2005
Technical Sgt. Paul Oxford, a reservist deployed from Travis AFB, Calif., moves another pallet of supplies a little closer to the warfighters in Iraq. Deployed through the holidays, the ramp services supervisor at Incirlik AB adds to the unit's total of about 86,800 tons of cargo sent down range since June 1. Reserve giving warfighters gifts they can use
Giving and receiving are the hallmarks of the holiday season. If you don't believe it, ask the aerial porters at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, who receive an average of about 600,000 pounds of cargo per day and give the warfighters in Iraq "gifts" that they can use. "When airlift operations at Frankfurt closed, Incirlik ops ramped up significantly,"
0 11/29
2005
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--1st Lt Heather Swanson, an Air Force Reserve pilot assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C. reviews features of the C-17 Globemaster III to a group a business men at the Dubai 2005 air show. US builds bonds during the 2005 Dubai air show
Usually when one thinks of the United States displaying air power in the Middle East, the promotion of economic growth and good will does not come to mind, but that is exactly why the U.S. Air Force and Navy are on hand during the Dubai 2005 Air Show. More than 300 U.S. military personnel and over 20 different U.S. Navy and Air Force aircraft are
0 11/23
2005
SHOW TIME -- An aircrew from the 815th Airlift Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., is flying a C-130J-30 to the United Arab Emirates to participate in the Dubai International Air Show, Nov. 20-24. Air Force Reserve Commands "Flying Jennies" will journey nearly 8,000 miles to showcase the lengthened version of the Hercules. It features a "glass" flight deck with computerized aviation instruments, liquid-crystal display monitors and heads-up displays for the pilots. Other improvements include a computerized cargo handling system that enhances loading and aerial delivery of supplies and equipment. The aircraft features more efficient engines and a six-bladed composite prop that allows it to fly higher, faster and longer than other C-130 versions. (U.S. Air Force photo) Show time

0 11/17
2005
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Reserve F-16s strike insurgents in Iraq
Air Force Reserve Command F-16s along with Air Force F-15s and Predators flew air strikes against insurgents near the Iraqi-Syria border Nov. 14 in support of Operation Steel Curtain. Reservists from the 301st Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, provided ground support for U.S. forces after they swept into Ubaydi,
0 11/16
2005
Default Air Force Logo Reservist tops recruiting effort 16 months after joining
A reservist from Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., recruited eight people into the Air Force Reserve and earned its Get One Award for his efforts. Staff Sgt. James J. Fitzell Jr. of the 42nd Aerial Port Squadron also helped Westover’s 439th Airlift Wing attain 55 Get One accessions, the highest number in an Air Force Reserve Command wing. Runner-up
0 11/14
2005
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